Lowe's Canada named an ENERGY STAR Canada Special Recognition Award winner
Boucherville, QC – May 19, 2021 – Lowe’s Canada, one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers operating or servicing some 470 corporate and affiliated stores under different banners, is proud to see its commitment toward energy efficiency excellence acknowledged with this second ENERGY STAR® Canada Special Recognition Award. Consequent to its approach to sustainability, Lowe’s Canada is determined to help its customers reduce the environmental footprint of their home improvement projects through several initiatives, including its ECO product program. Implemented in its network of Lowe’s, RONA, and Reno-Depot corporate stores, as well as in participating dealer-owned stores, this program highlights over 5,000 products with a smaller environmental footprint, including hundreds of ENERGY STAR certified products, and promotes their many advantages.
“As one of the major home improvement retailers, we understand we have an important role to play in improving our industry’s environmental performance. This is one of the reasons why we are committed to fostering sustainability by implementing concrete, large-scale, and forward-looking initiatives that will help build a stronger tomorrow,” explained Jean-Sébastien Lamoureux, Senior Vice-President, Public Affairs, Asset Protection and Sustainable Development at Lowe’s Canada. “By offering and promoting the benefits of a wide variety of ECO products such as ENERGY STAR certified products, we not only provide our customers with more eco-friendly alternatives, but we also have a positive impact on consumer awareness about more sustainable choices.”
“When you see the ENERGY STAR label, you know it means energy savings. It saves money on energy bills, helps consumers and businesses make informed decisions, and lowers energy use. This year’s winners are building a more sustainable, energy-efficient and prosperous future,” said the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources. “Congratulations to Lowe’s Canada as the recipient of the 2021 ENERGY STAR Canada award for Special Recognition.”
Key ENERGY STAR Canada-related accomplishments in 2020
The following accomplishments earned Lowe’s Canada the ENERGY STAR Canada Special Recognition Award this year:
- Increased the number of identified ENERGY STAR certified products by 24% compared to 2019.
- Sold more than 2.8 million ENERGY STAR certified products.
- Participated in energy savings rebate programs in Ontario and British Columbia as well as provided instant rebates on ENERGY STAR certified products. This raised awareness of the ENERGY STAR brand and resulted in the sale of thousands of ENERGY STAR certified products.
- Promoted ENERGY STAR certified products in stores, in flyers, online, and through social media posts to encourage consumers to reduce their energy consumption.
To browse the ENERGY STAR certified product assortments available at each of our banners:
- Lowe’s: ENERGY STAR certified products
- RONA: ENERGY STAR certified products
- Reno-Depot: ENERGY STAR certified products
Making sustainability a priority
As part of its three-pronged approach to sustainability, Lowe’s Canada is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its customers’ projects, lowering the environmental footprint of its operations, and helping build stronger communities. From offering a wide assortment of energy-efficient products to free product take-back programs that keep hazardous products away from landfill and an investment of over 24 million dollars in energy efficiency initiatives, among others, Lowe’s Canada delivers on its commitment. The organization has been recognized for its sustainable actions this year, being also named on the list of Canada’s Greenest Employers 2021 and awarded with a ninth Leader in Sustainability Award by Call2Recycle Canada.
Find out more about Lowe’s Canada’s sustainability journey at lowescanada.ca/en/corporate-responsibility.
About Lowe’s Canada
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 20 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2020 sales of $89.6 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 300,000 associates. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary RONA inc., operates or services some 470 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners, which include Lowe’s, RONA, Reno-Depot, and Dick’s Lumber. In Canada, they have more than 26,000 associates, in addition to approximately 5,000 employees in the stores of independent affiliate dealers operating under the RONA banner. For more information, visit lowescanada.ca.